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Definition of "apropos" []

  • Being at once opportune and to the point. See Synonyms at relevant. (adjective)
  • At an appropriate time; opportunely. (adverb)
  • By the way; incidentally: Apropos, where were you yesterday? (adverb)
  • With regard to; concerning: Apropos our date for lunch, I can't go. (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "apropos" in a sentence
  • "Great tip for beginners and terminal hackers alike, and apropos is installed on a wide number of Linux distros and other terminals."
  • "Writing upon the subject in which he was interested, in the midst of his family, he would pause, pen in hand, to laugh at some jest or say a word apropos of the question under discussion, and return in an instant to his work."
  • "Imagine being Thief of Bagdad, title apropos to these times, as a Chinese American at Graumann's Chinese Theatre, then in its Chinarama phase, chock-a-block with faux orientalism, a chinkee apocalypse in plastic and red paper."